The Saints marched over the Lions in the opening round of the playoffs. The Saints won 45-28 but at halftime it was only 14-10 Lions. After that it was all Saints, they scored 35 points in the second half. Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns and he is playing at a different level.
Brees broke Dan Marino’s single season passing yards record that stood for 27 years. Brees beat it by almost 400 yards. Drew Brees is showing everybody that he can play the position better than anybody else. He has great weapons like Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Robert Meachem, Marques Colston, and others. Sproles set the NFL record for most all-purpose yards in a season, almost 2700 yards. Pierre Thomas is a very good runner and he averaged over eight yards per carry versus the Lions. The Saints receivers benefit from having a great player at quarterback.
Matt Stafford also had a very good game. He had 380 yards and three touchdowns but threw two interceptions. 211 out of his 380 yards went to Megatron, Calvin Johnson. He had 12 receptions for 211 yards and two touchdowns. He is the best receiver in the NFL and he showed why in this game. Even though they lost, he caught balls in double and triple coverage. Teams can’t cover Calvin Johnson, he is unstoppable.
The Saints are a very good team and have the opportunity to make it to the Super Bowl. The Lions played the Saints well but they didn’t make the plays on defense. They had opportunities to intercept Drew Brees but didn’t. The Lions should have won this game. If they had made the plays that they should have, then they would have won.
The Saints road isn’t any easier when they go to San Francisco this week. The 49ers have a great defense and are a very big threat to the Saints. They don’t score a lot of points but they don’t allow a lot of points. Brees is very difficult to stop, but the 49ers are the team that can stop him.